Haemophilus influenzae


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Hae·moph·i·lus in·flu·en·'zae

Avoid the misspelling H. influenza and the jargonistic abridgment H. flu.
a bacterial species found in the respiratory tract that causes acute respiratory infections, including pneumonia, acute conjunctivitis, otitis, and purulent meningitis in children (in adults in whom it contributes to sinusitis and chronic bronchitis). Originally considered to be the cause of influenza, it is the type species of the genus Haemophilus.

Hae·moph·i·lus in·flu·en·zae

(hē-mof'i-lŭs in-flū-en'zē)
A bacterial species found in the respiratory tract that causes acute respiratory infections including pneumonia, acute conjunctivitis, bacterial meningitis, and purulent meningitis in children, rarely in adults; originally considered to be the cause of influenza, it is the type species of the genus Haemophilus.
Synonym(s): Pfeiffer bacillus, Weeks bacillus.

Hae·moph·i·lus in·flu·en·zae

(hē-mof'i-lŭs in-flū-en'zē)
Bacterial species found in the respiratory tract that causes acute respiratory infections, including pneumonia and otitis.
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Functional characterization of human lgG, lgM, lgA antibody directed to the capsule of Haemophilus influenzae type b.
Emergence of nonencapsulated and encapsulated non-b-type invasive Haemophilus influenzae isolates in Portugal (1989-2001).
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Polymorphism in the hmw1A gene was found in Haemophilus influenzae strains isolated from the nasopharynx, middle ear, pleural fluid and conjunctiva in Iran.
Gessner, "Worldwide variation in the incidence of Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis and its association with ampicillin resistance," European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, vol.
* The report reviews key players involved in the therapeutics development for Haemophilus Influenzae Type b Infections and enlists all their major and minor projects
The draft of the statement was updated after a review of Hib vaccine recommendations, including a draft of IDSA clinical practice guidelines for vaccination of the immunocompromised host, peer-reviewed literature, and surveillance data; and was reviewed by ACIP's meningococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine work group and ACIP voting members, providing comments, prior to the ACIP meeting.
Hib - or Haemophilus influenzae type b - infections can cause meningitis septicaemia and pneumonia in children.
The company stated MenHibrix is a vaccine indicated to prevent invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups C and Y and Haemophilus influenzae type b.

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